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Published 1953


Program is about television broadcasting and the uses of television in one community, that of Binghamton, New York. Interviewed about television are an aviation plant technician, a dairy farmer, a housewife, a librarian, a teacher and a museum director. Excerpts featured in this documentary include a program on fighter pilots flying in formation, narrated by Walter Cronkite; a program about the music and dance of India; sports and news programming highlights; a live brain surgery operation narrated by Eric Sevareid; an interview with a drug addict; an interview by Edward R. Murrow with Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru; a telecast of "Sleeping Beauty"; a children's science program, with Frank Baxter; and an educational program, with Chet Huntley speaking about nuclear energy.


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Producer National Association of Broadcasters; United Press Movietone
Audio/Visual sound, b&w


Reviews

Reviewer: Spuzz - - April 1, 2015
Subject: Just like television I guess..
Somewhat pedestrianned formulad film about people's reactions to television. We get a town, in this case, Binghamton New York, and we interview a citizen, and then show television examples of how television helped them and their job. This repeats itself over and over. The clips are great, but this is fairly numbing.
Reviewer: tkeator - - August 11, 2014
Subject: Date correction
This was filmed in 1959, not 1953. The aerial sequences were filmed on May 1st 1959. (Binghamton Press May 1st 1959 page 3). Thank you for uploading this.
Reviewer: Film Fan - - July 24, 2011
Subject: Not All Here
As of 7/24/2011, the full file isn't uploaded. Please fix.
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